Past Elections

Final results accepted by Board on 6/3/2013

Directors elected to three year terms:
Bernie Goldsmith, 503 votes
Diane Parro, 467 votes
Brietta Oaks, 404 votes

Alternate Directors (First and Second, respectively) for one year terms:
Ed Clemens, 359 votes
Scott Lay, 343 votes

Frank Fox (write in) received 58 votes

Final results accepted by Board on 6/4/2012

Directors elected to three year terms:
Desmond Jolly, 656 votes
Zoë Plakias, 487 votes
Bija Young, 441 votes

Director elected to one year term (created by resignation):
Bernie Goldsmith, 400 votes

Alternate Directors (First and Second, respectively) for one year terms:
Ed Clemens, 331 votes
Travis Breckon, 314 votes

Withdrawn candidate also receiving votes:
Karen Mo, 495 votes

Four undeclared candidates received votes (undeclared candidates cannot be elected):
Richard Livingston, Ken Wagstaff, Brett Lee & Willee Roberts all received one vote each. There was also one vote for "None of the above."

8,902 shareholders were in good standing on 5/25; 928 ballots have been counted, for a turnout of 10.4 percent. Our Bylaws state that a quorum for a regularly scheduled ballot is five percent of shareholders in good standing.

Voting has ended as of May 25, 2012 at close of business. The election calendar was adopted by the Co-op Board of Directors, by unanimous vote at the meeting of December 5, 2011. Ballots and Voter's Pamphlets were delivered to addresses on file of shareholders in good standing (as of March 31, 2012); delivery for Davis area addresses seems to have been mostly on 4/26 and 4/27/12.

Final results accepted by Board on 6/20/11

Janie Booth received 760 votes, Stacie Frerichs received 727 votes and Ben Pearl received 572 votes, and all were elected to three-year terms. Franklin D. Fox received 392 votes and was elected First Alternate; Travis Breckon received 41 votes† and was elected Second Alternate. Sarah J. Palmer received 32 votes. 4 shareholders voted for “None of the Above.”

Final results accepted by Board on 6/3/10

Dina Biscotti received 788 votes, Stephen Reynolds received 777 votes and Theodora Consolacion received 748 votes, and all were elected to three-year terms. Rebecca Hager receieved 661 votes and was elected to a one-year term filling M. Ulrich’s seat. Kevin Wolf received 659 votes and was elected First Alternate; Franklin “Frank” Fox received 270 votes and was elected Second Alternate. Michael Pach received 170 votes. 5 shareholders voted for “None of the Above.

Proposition 1: Initiative Date of Record

Yes (votes, percent)

892

93.3%

No (votes, percent)

64

6.7%

Useful links

The annual election of Directors will be held between the first day of April and last day of June, inclusive, per our Bylaws.

DFC Voting Instructions

DFC Elections Policies

Instructions on how to change your vote

Please contact Membership Director Doug Walter if you want to see the 2013 Election Ballot or Voters Pamphlet

Open page on DavisWiki about 2013 Co-op Election
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Election Comparison, 1999 to 2013

Shareholders in good standing at close

Voters

Turnout

Highest # of votes for Director

Number of Propositions

1999

4,465

703

15.74%

483

two

2000

4,765

870

18.26%

647

two

2001

4,756

574

12.07%

434

seven

2002

4,894

478

9.77%

296

none

2003

6,109

667

10.92%

403

none

2004

6,498

672

10.34%

467

three

2005

6,907

782

11.32%

600

none

2006

7,203

806

11.19%

559

none

2007

7,415

1,373

18.52%

574

one

2008

7,858

1,180

15.02%

734

none

2009

8,208

842

10.26%

587

eight

2010

8,666

1,236

14.26%

788

one

2011

8,890

971

10.92%

760

one

2012

8,902

928

10.42%

676

none

2013

8,524

794

9.31%

503

none

Notes:

1999: boycott renewal on the ballot.

2000: renewal+initiation of a new boycott (hundreds of shareholders signed petition about Procter & Gamble).

2001: a bevy of Bylaws changes; only the one about loans was controversial.

2002: turnout suffered from an error that excluded Full-Share Partners from the mailing list.

2004: Bylaw changes were notably uncontroversial.

2007: Loan proposition was notably controversial.

2008: Director elections were controversial as fallout from 2007.

2009: a bevy of Bylaws changes; state election during vote also had lousy turnout.

2010: Directors had some controversy about boycotts

2011: Bylaw “wasn't from either side”